Nectandra lanceolata is a semideciduous tree with an open, wide crown, growing 15 - 25 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 40 - 80cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia.
An understorey tree in the Atlantic rainforest and at higher elevations in Araucaria forest, succeeding in a wide range of moist soils[
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Prefers a position in light to moderate shade[
]. Succeeds in a wide range of soils so long as they are moist[
The wood is moderately heavy, of reasonable durability. Easy to saw and work with, it is used in building construction, planks etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 50 days[
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